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Memorial Service

Calvary Missionary Methodist Church
Friday May 17th, 2019

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Russell W. Townsend

Russell Washington Townsend Jr. 69 of Sanford passed away at home with his family on Tuesday May 14, 2019. Memorial services will be held at 4:00pm Friday May 17, 2019 at Rogers Pickard Funeral Home.


Mr. Townsend was born in Cumberland County son of the late Russell Washington Townsend Sr. and Alma Croom Townsend.


He is survived by his wife Louise Bulla Townsend; daughter Nanette “Nan” Thompson (Peter); son Ryan Townsend (Marci) of Sanford; sister Becky McInnis (Don), Mary Warner and Donna Dawkins; grandchildren Jackson Thompson, James Thompson, Lauren Powers and Laine Townsend.


The family will receive friends following the service.


Memorials can be made to the Masonic Home for Children at Oxford, 600 College Street, Oxford, NC 27565; or to the National Kidney Foundation, 933 Louise Ave #101B, Charlotte, NC 28204.

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Sorry for the loss of Russell here on Earth...but he is truly Home now and no longer suffering. We will all meet again on day for a Happy Reunion in Heaven. Dear God please turn their sorrow and heartache into joy and anticipation for the great reuniting in Heaven one day. God Bless all.

Hal & Barbara Gwyn May 17 2019 12:00 AM

Louise and Family, I am so sorry to hear of Russell's passing. Your are all in our prayers. Cherish all the great memories.

Tommy and Ann Harrington May 17 2019 12:00 AM

Louise,I am so sorry about Russell's passing. I have enjoyed talking and joking around with you and him.He will be greatly missed.

Sue Logan May 16 2019 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Russell Townsend

Jan Black Smith May 16 2019 12:00 AM

An A Garden Path was ordered on May 16, 2019

Expression of Sympathy May 16 2019 12:00 AM

Prayers are with the wonderful Family

Patricia Hurley May 16 2019 12:00 AM

An Indoor Garden Basket was sent on May 16, 2019

To the best brother in the world. We love you. Your sisters.

Expression of Sympathy May 16 2019 12:00 AM

A The Color of Memories Table Arrangement was sent on May 16, 2019

Ours is just a simple prayer, God bless and keep you in His care. Love, Clark, Mendy, Kenneth, Sydni, and Roger.

Expression of Sympathy May 16 2019 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Russell Townsend

JT May 15 2019 12:00 AM

Nan, Im saddened you lost your dad. I do know how you made him happy raising his beautiful grandchildren with Pete. Pete and I have experienced your journey of grief and because of him you have so much to be thankful for. He is a very proud dadYour family is in my thoughts and prayers.

JT May 15 2019 12:00 AM

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